“Let me try and be as direct as I possibly can with you on this. There was no relationship to repair. I didn’t intend for Harvey to buy and release The Immigrant – I thought it was a terrible idea. And I didn’t think he would want the film, and I didn’t think he would like the film. He bought the film without me knowing! He bought it from the equity people who raised the money for me in the States. And I told them it was a terrible idea, but I had no say over the matter. So they sold it to him without my say-so, and with me thinking it was a terrible idea. I was completely correct, but I couldn’t do anything about it. It was not my preference, it was not my choice, I did not want that to happen, I have no relationship with Harvey. So, it’s not like I repaired some relationship, then he screwed me again, and I’m an idiot for trusting him twice! Like I say, you try to distance yourself as much as possible from the immediate response to a movie. With The Immigrant I had final cut. So he knew he couldn’t make me change it. But he applied all the pressure he could, including shelving the film.”
~ James Gray
By Mike Wilmington Wilmington@moviecitynews.com
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2013
cFor 20 years, since 1993, I’ve taken part in the voting, and sometimes the awards shows, for The Chicago Film Critics Association — and I’ll be there again for the 2013 Awards.
The show, in the 1990s and the years before I emigrated to Chicago from Los Angeles, used to be elaborate and star-studded, Then it went into a kind of limbo for a while; Now, in the last two years, there’s been a campaign by the CFCA to make their awards celebration it a gala affair once more. If you’re in Chicago or thereabouts, you’ll have a chance to see it. (A graphic with information is below.) Our list of 2012 winners — which interestingly doesn’t mention Oscar favorite Argo — is below too.
CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS FRO 1012
Zero Dark Thirty
Daniel Day-Lewis ( Lincoln)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams (The Master)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Lincoln (Tony Kushner)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Zero Dark Thirty (Mark Boam)
The Master (Mihai Malaimare, Jr. )
Zero Dark Thirty (William Goldenberg & Dylan Tichenor)
BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN
Moorise Kingdom (Gerald Sullivan and Adam Stockhausen)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Master (Jonny Greenwood)
BEST NONFICTION FILM
The Invisible War
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild
MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Here’s the ad and info on this year’s CFCA Awards Show. I hope you can make it.
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to join “Glee” star Jane Lynch and The Chicago Film Critics Association at the CFCA’s 2013 Awards show! Don’t miss your chance to be part of Chicago’s own red carpet with the stars this Saturday!
If you can’t see the image below, view this premiere event directly online.